Communication & Media Officer

at Peaceful Change Initiative
Published April 24, 2022
Location Geneva, Switzerland
Category Media & Journalism  
Job Type Full Time  





The SNC Geneva Office is furthering the cause of the Syrian Negotiation Commission (SNC) by representing and supporting the SNC and its mandate by expanding and facilitating outreach to Syrians and international actors. The SNC Geneva Office is focusing on a political negotiated end to the conflict benefitting the Syrian people through dialogue, peaceful means, and democracy in line with UNSCR 2254.


The SNC Geneva Office works in partnership with a number of organisations including Peaceful Change initiative.




Position Summary


The SNC Geneva Office is looking for a Media and Communications Officer to support and strengthen its work and profile. The Media and Communications Officer is expected to support on the development of a communication and media strategy, day-to-day support on media and communication initiatives raising the profile of SNC and its office in Geneva as well as to share the key messages in support of SNC’s work and mandate. The Media and Communications Officer should be motivated by furthering the cause of the SNC supporting its vision on a political negotiated end to the conflict benefitting the Syrian people through dialogue, peaceful means, and democracy in line with UNSCR 2254.


Communication Strategy


  • Support the development of a communication strategy for SNC.


  • Lead on delivering the communication strategy in line with SNC strategy.


  • Ensure alignment with SNC communication strategy.


Management of SNC Geneva and SNC Communication Channels (YouTube, Facebook, Twitter)


  • Manage the SNC Geneva Office and SNC core team social media channels (YouTube, Facebook and Twitter) by ensuring regular updates and communication sharing information on the work of SNC and its office in Geneva.


  • Ensure timely update of social media channels during SNC Geneva Office facilitated events.


  • Responsible for ensuring an increase in exposure and followers on social media.


Media Management and Communication Initiatives


  • Support the SNC on communication initiatives to both Syrian and international actors.


  • Explore and support methods to enhance linkages to media by developing relations with experts, journalists, spokespersons and editors.


  • Monitor news outlet to explore areas of synergies and to introduce the work and mandate of SNC and SNC Geneva Office.


  • Facilitate and otherwise provide support to the SNC leadership’s media engagements, including through relationship building with international and Arab media


Other responsibilities


  • Support on the development of case studies, communications around public relations events, and any additional communications products related to the implementation of SNC Geneva Office work.


  • Preparation of high-quality online and published materials that capture analysis of SNC supported initiatives.


  • Support on other tasks as defined by SNC.


  • Support SNC Geneva Office on other tasks whenever needed.




Knowledge & Experience


University degree in Communications or related discipline: Desired

3-5 year experience in Media and Communications work: Essential

Proven experience in working in an NGO, UN or diplomatic mission: Desired

Proven experience in media and communication incl. social media: Essential

Proven experience in planning and organising events and activities: Essential

Proven experience of working as part of small teams and ability to manage own time: Essential

Experience of working with diverse teams: Essential

Experience of working in challenging and high-pressure environments: Essential

Knowledge of the political context in the Middle East: Essential

Skills & Attributes


Excellent written and verbal English: Essential

Excellent analytical and writing skills: Essential

Excellent written and verbal Arabic: Essential

Excellent written and verbal French: Desirable

Proven ability to communicate clearly and sensitively with a broad range of people from different cultural backgrounds: Essential

Excellent attention to detail, a can-do attitude, and the ability to be result-focused: Essential

Self-starting, adaptable, and resilient personality: Essential

Ability to communicate with colleagues with full confidence and non-disclosure: Essential

Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Word and PhotoShop: Essential

Willingness and flexibility to work outside regular hours particularly during events and high-level meetings: Essential

The right to travel to Switzerland: Essential


How to apply


Please send a copy of your CV, accompanied by a covering letter (no more than two sides of A4), describing how your skills and experience match our requirements by email.

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